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The rising cost of wildfire operations: effects on the Forest Service's non-fire work

Author(s): United States Department of Agriculture
Year Published: 2015
Description:

Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service to manage America’s 193-million acre national forests and grasslands for the benefit of all Americans. Today, that mission is being consumed by the ever-increasing costs of fighting fires.

This report documents the growth over the past 20 years of the portion of the Forest Service’s budget that is dedicated to fire, and the debilitating impact those rising costs are having on the recreation, restoration, planning, and other activities of the Forest Service.

Citation: United States Department of Agriculture. 2015. The rising cost of wildfire operations: effects on the Forest Service's non-fire work. USFS 2015 Fire Report. 16 p.
Topic(s): Fire & Economics
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 13425
Record updated: Apr 11, 2018